Times have changed from when your mom would tell you not to wipe your nose on your sleeve, to the point it's now ok to sneeze into your sleeve.
The cold and flu season is all about spreading germs, especially if you sneeze. With a tissue not always available, the Health Administrator in Racine recommends your sleeve as a way keep germs from getting into the air or onto your hands. Janelle Grammer says sneezing on your hands only spread the germs to things you touch.
Grammer says perhaps the easiest way to avoid catching a cold this season is to simply wash your hands thoroughly. You can also get a flu shot to help reduce your risk of getting sick.
Billboards are up in Racine promoting "Sneeze Into Your Sleeve," while Grammer says her Health Department, like others, still have supplies of flu vaccine.